Guernsey

Full honours business degree for Guernsey

A full BA honours degree in business and management will be offered to students in Guernsey next year.

The Guernsey Training Agency (GTA) said the degree - delivered by lecturers from Bournemouth University - will be available from January.

It will be the first time islanders have been able to study for a full honours business degree without leaving Guernsey.

The degree will take three years to complete.

Sue Warnock, a tutor at Bournemouth University, said: "It is an exciting development to be able to extend the range of courses offered on island to include an undergraduate degree programme.

Specialist options

"I'm really looking forward to working closely with the GTA on this degree course and spending more time with the island's undergraduate students."

The course will be run on a part-time basis to enable students to continue working alongside their studies if they choose.

After completing a two-year foundation programme, students will be given the opportunity to specialise in the third year through a number of optional modules.

GTA spokesman Simon Le Tocq said with the rising cost of university fees, it recognised the need to offer viable alternatives.

"It is an ideal choice for prospective students looking for a course that offers a wide range of business subjects and covers areas such as marketing, human resource management, finance, management and law," he said.

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